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The Legend behind the Cavadee

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Today in most countries, people are celebrating the Thaipoosam Cavadee or Kavadi. Many people must be wondering why people carry Cavadee...

Here are some answers to this question:

  • The legend of the Cavadee:

According the legend on Lord Murugan (Muruga, Subramanya), there was once a Sage which created two hills to offer prayers to Lord Shiva. When Lord Shiva and his consort Goddess Parvatee finally appeared on the two hills, the Sage decided to go back to his home. He summoned his disciple to carry the two hills. Upon the request of his mentor, the disciple tied the two hills and carried it like a Cavadee.

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In the meantime, another event was happening....

  • The Mango of the discord:

Naradha offered a rare and precious mango fruit to Lord Shiva and Goddess Parvathee.

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The two parents wanted to offer the fruit to their two children Lord Muruga and Lord Ganesha but they did not know to whom to give

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So a contest was set and whoever went around the universe and return first to Lord Shiva will be awarded the fruit.

Without wasting time, Lord Muruga jumped on his peacock and went at full speed around the Universe. On the other hand, his brother Ganesha also known as the Lord of Wisdom, sat knowing he will not be able to outstand his brother and decide to find an alternate way to win.

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Ganesha then went round his two parents and told them “You are the Universe and the entire Universe is in you”. By going round you, I have gone round the Universe and have won the fruit. Delighted by the philosophy of their son, Lord Shiva offered Ganesha the fruit.

When he returned, Lord Muruga became angry when he saw that his brother had won and in his anger, he renounced all the materialistic possessions he had and left with only a loin cloth for a retreat.

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On his search, he found the two hills and went to settle in one of them.

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  • The fight:

After his rest, the disciple went to lift his Cavadee and found he could not lift it. He found there was someone in the hills and attacked the intruder without realizing it was Lord Muruga. During the fight, the disciple was killed and was later restored back to life by the Lord Muruga himself.

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The disciple then prayed to Lord Muruga to be allowed to stand at the entrance of all his shrines and that any devotee carrying a Cavadee to Lord Muruga’s shrine in fulfilment of a vow, should be granted his/her wish.

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  • Other legends:

It is narrated that centuries ago, Lord Muruga was given the mission to re-establish peace on earth by delivering it of the evil grip of Soorabathman. It was on the Thaipoosam that Lord Muruga was bestowed the Vel by his mother, Goddess Parvathee to destroy Soorabathman. The Thaipoosam also symbolises the birthday of Lord Muruga.

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To all the devotees of Lord Muruga who are going to carry the Cavadee, I wish you all good luck in your endeavour.

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Keep your thoughts positive because your thoughts become your words. Keep your words positive because your words become your behaviors. Keep your behaviors positive because your behaviors become your habits. Keep your habits positive because your habits become your values. Keep your values positive because your values become your destiny.

Gandhi

Wish you all a nice weekend.

Cheers

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He’s just not that into you

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Even ask yourself about these questions?
If he’s not calling you
If he’s not marrying you
If he’s not sleeping with you

Then you should definitely watch this movie...
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So what is it about?
  • Genre: Comedy /Drama/Romance
  • Starring: Ginnifer Goodwin, Kevin Connolly, Justin Long, Scarlett Johansson, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck, Jennifer Aniston, Jennifer Connelly
  • Plot:
Gigi (Ginnifer Goodwin) was taught by her mum that whenever a guy behaved like a total jerk with a girl it means that he likes her (0_o) has a date with Conor (Kevin Connolly) who happen to already have a girlfriend Anna (Scarlett Johansson).
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After the date, Conor told Gigi he will call her back later. Believing blindly in his word, Gigi now spends all her time near the telephone waiting for his call asking herself if she has to make the next move. On the other hand, Anna met Ben (Bradley Cooper) and the two are automatically attracted to each other and can’t fight this intense attraction.
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The big dilemma is that Ben is married to Janine (Jennifer Connelly).
On her pursuit of Conor, Gigi meets Alex (Justin Long), friend of Conor, who will teach her to interpret the real meaning that guys spell out during dates.
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Neil (Ben Affleck) and Beth (Jennifer Connelly Jennifer Aniston ) are in a 7 years relationship and when Beth’s sister happens to get married, Beth want also to get married but Neil doesn’t believe in marriage and the two split up to reflect on their relationship .
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And then there’s Mary (Drew Barrymore) who is always seeking new relationship on MySpace and other social networking platforms.
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  • My Views:
After watching this movie, ask myself if I should continue seeking advices about the next move after a date LOL....
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I enjoy watching this movie cos found in all characters a part of myself for e.g., Gigi who is waiting for the call who among us has never wait for the guy or girl to call us back or Mary trying to find love or a companion on the virtual world....
  • Trailer:
Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwXYOr5ZYxc

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You have to walk carefully in the beginning of love; the running across fields into your lover's arms can only come later when you're sure they won't laugh if you trip.  ~Jonathan Carroll,
Wish you all a nice weekend
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A Very Very Big Merci to all Bloggers who have participated in my survey

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I would like to thank very very much to all those bloggers who have accepted my request to participate in my survey and who have contributed to my work through their feedback

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Without your contribution, my research would have been incomplete

Thank for trusting me and for providing your views and opinions

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I also apologize in case some of the questions might have appeared biased or rude

Happing Blogging to everyone

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Quote of the Day:

"Sometimes our light goes out but is blown into flame by another human being. Each of us owes deepest thanks to those who have rekindled this light."

Albert Schweitzer

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A new beginning

Hello World!
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Finally have done it...
Have changed my blog layout
What do you think about it: p well (I confirm am very bad when it comes to design, html, xml etc....)
I choose the sunset theme cos first i love sunset and for me it represents a new beginning for everything and everyone....
Cos after a sunset we always have a dawn and a new page in our life....
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Have also changed my playlist for change...
For the meantime am in love with Fireflies....
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Else am still struggling with the dissertation
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Today I had a real nice day...why?
Really feel happy and emotional about what my friends told me and realized that whenever we like or not, we do appreciate some morale support and you just feel great and happy when you know there are people there for you to help you.....
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Before going too emotional and move in the pink cloud will stop here : )
Tomorrow Ari birthday (if ever you happen to drop by my blog, wish you a very happy birthday, you can read the rest of the birthday wish on your FB wall )
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Wish you all a very nice weekend
Quote of the day:
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"If a man does not make new acquaintance as he advances through life, he will soon find himself left alone. A man, Sir, should keep his friendship in constant repair."
- Samuel Johnson (1709 - 1784) British lexiographer.
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En Panne D’inspiration

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Ask myself what I shall do when having a total blank of inspiration as if your brain has stopped functioning and the little amount of brain mash in you has just vanished… and you feel alienated forgetting even the basic of the old Shakespeare language
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Imagine this:
The clock is ticking …..The draft dissertation deadline is next week …. am stuck or glued on a section of the literature review… think it’s a nightmare…as it name spells out am just reviewing it over and over again asking myself all the name (LOLstupid mistake of mine) time if it’s ok…
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If only there was ready-made package for blank ideas and creativity that would be a wonderful invention

I end on the Quote of the day:
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2010 C’est du Love Love

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Hope you had a great New Year celebration

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Well 2010 really start on a good beat for me and hope it will continue on such wave till the end of this year

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For once, am sticking with my resolutions, give more time and priority to my loved and dearest ones starting with my BF...: ) am now stuck on the SMS world from day to night

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  • The least good news for this month...

Have to submit my first draft of dissertation by next week (even the deadline is 20 January) so that am allowed to submit it in March

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So my time is allocated between my BF and dissertation

I end my very small post (for once LOL ) on this quote from the Dalai Lama

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“Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions”.

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